ACI Operations Certificate Exams

ACI Operations Certificate New Version

The ACI Operations Certificate New Version exam has been designed to cover the basic competence skills for the new entrants in roles of Back and Middle Office environments, as a well-trained and efficiently organised Treasury Operations Department is essential to complete every financial markets transaction. This Department provides a vital service to the Front Office by ensuring that all funds flow in a timely and correct manner and that all necessary documentation is completed.

Taking into consideration the wider job function of staff in the Treasury Operations Department, the Syllabus has been built to provide a benchmark for competency in all aspects of the operations and settlement processes. It aims to test candidates' knowledge of the underlying instruments involved in the international financial markets, the processes for efficient settlements and related basic financial calculations. Candidates should also be able do demonstrate appreciation of the scope, importance and the role of the Treasury Operations Department, particularly in ensuring an autonomous and independent service to the Front Office.

The Syllabus and the respective exam have been designed with five topics covering the full range of foreign exchange, interest rates and commodities instruments, as well as their related markets with questions based on theory and practical knowledge, in addition to financial markets environment and applications with questions based on theory.

Building upon the competence skills provided by the ACI Operations Certificate New Version, future financial market professionals will be expected to prove their knowledge and adherence to good market practices embedded in the FX Global Code and other relevant industry's Codes and Regulations.

Target Group for the ACI Operations Certificate New Version

The course of study for the ACI Operations Certificate New Version is designed for:

  • Recent entrants to Treasury Operations Department (Back and Middle Office)
  • Other support areas to the Treasury/Dealing room
  • Internal and external auditors
  • Compliance and risk officers
  • Product control staff
  • Vendors

The ACI Operations Certificate New Version exam is a precursor to the ACI Diploma New Version exam.

Examination - ACI Operations Certificate New Version

In each ACI Operations Certificate New Version exam, a candidate will be asked 70 multiple choice test questions to be answered in two hours. The computer-based exams will be offered in selected test centres all over the world.

There are 5 core subject areas (and Topic Baskets) in the ACI Operations Certificate New Version exam:

  • Financial Markets Environment
  • Foreign Exchange
  • Rates (Money and Interest Rate Markets)
  • FICC (Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities) Derivatives
  • Financial Markets Applications

ACI Operations Certificate

No transaction can take place without the back-office. It provides a vital service to the front office by ensuring that all funds flow in a timely and correct manner and all necessary documentation is completed. This examination has been designed to provide a benchmark for competency in all aspects of the operations process.

The ACI Operations Certificate supports treasury operations teams and related groups to efficiently cope with stronger competition in the financial markets and to smooth co-operation with supervisory bodies. Candidates will become up-to-date with the latest developments that affect the treasury operations. It also helps candidates to develop a front to end treasury view in terms of process promoting a better understanding between trading community and operations staff.

Target Group for the ACI Operations Certificate

The course of study for the ACI Operations Certificate is designed for:

  • Operations staff with at least 2 years of experience and seniors
  • Other Trading Room Support Areas
  • Internal and external auditors
  • Compliance and risk officers
  • Product control staff
  • Vendors

The ACI Operations Certificate exam is a precursor to the ACI Diploma New Version exam.

Examination - ACI Operations Certificate

In each ACI Operations Certificate exam, a candidate will be asked 75 multiple choice test questions to be answered in two hours. The computer-based exams will be offered in selected test centres all over the world.

There are 10 core subject areas (and Topic Baskets) in the ACI Operations Certificate exam:

  • Overall Financial Market and Front to End Treasury View
  • Deal Capture, Trade Entry and Confirmations
  • Settlement, Netting and Clearing
  • Reconciliations and Investigations
  • Treasury Systems and Data Management
  • Risk Management, Controls, Compliance and Documentation
  • Foreign Exchange
  • Money Market
  • Derivatives
  • Short Term Bonds and Notes

Differences between the ACI Operations Certificate New Version and the ACI Operations Certificate

  • There are 5 Topic Baskets in the ACI Operations Certificate New Version and 10 Topic Baskets in the ACI Operations Certificate
  • There are 70 Questions in the ACI Operations Certificate New Version and 75 Questions in the ACI Operations Certificate
  • The minimum score level for the Topic Baskets in the ACI Operations Certificate New Version is 50% and the minimum score level for the Topic Baskets in the ACI Operations Certificate is 40%
  • The ACI Operations Certificate New Version has updated and additional content when compared to the ACI Operations Certificate

Career and Employer Benefits for the ACI Operations Certificate New Version and the ACI Operations Certificate

  • Increase candidate opportunities nationally and internationally with a global qualification
  • Fulfil the requirements established by financial services authorities for regulated activities
  • Learn a global standard and skill set which is unique in treasury
  • Become part of a global community of thousands of ACI Certificate holders
  • Support your organisation to successfully pass risk assessments conducted by regulators

Register for ACI Operations Certificate New Version and for the ACI Operations Certificate Exams

The ACI Operations Certificate New Version exam is delivered in English language.

For Non-ACI Members, the price of the ACI Operations Certificate New Version exam is 280 €, subject to applicable taxes.

For ACI Members, the price of the ACI Operations Certificate New Version exam is 230 €, subject to applicable taxes.

 

The ACI Operations Certificate exam is delivered in English and in German languages.

For all candidates, the price of the ACI Operations Certificate exam is 250 €, subject to applicable taxes.

Exam registration

Registration and booking for the ACI Operations Certificate New Version and for the ACI Operations Certificate exams can be made through our Global Education Centre.

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Exam Preparations

Candidates will prepare for the ACI Operations Certificate New Version and ACI Operations Certificate exams via training methodologies such as classroom training, books and e-learning tools (amongst others).

Resources to help candidates with their exam preparation:

ACI Operations Certificate New Version

ACI Operations Certificate

Please check the ACI Accredited Trainers section in this website for further details of their activities, as they may help with the preparation for your exam:

https://acifma.com/aci-trainers

Disclaimer: ACI takes no responsibility for the performance of any Accredited Trainer, does not offer advice to specific training methodologies and, as a matter of policy, does not offer accreditation to any companies that act as a supplier to the Association or its members.


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